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Fender American Vintage Series:

Recreating Fender Guitars and Basses of Yesteryear

In response to the overwhelming success of their American Vintage series, Fender has expanded the line to include even more re-creations of highly prized Fender designs from yesteryear. Drawing on a treasure trove of rare, vintage, and well-aged Fender guitars and basses, Fender faithfully recreated the look, feel, and soul of these classic models. Fender spared no detail when painstakingly dissecting and documenting each vintage instrument. The result? Truly accurate re-creations of classic guitars and basses. Browse our selection of Fender American Vintage Series instruments and own a piece of history today!

New "Flash Coat Lacquer" finish

The premium "Flash Coat Lacquer" that is applied to most models in the American Vintage Series is comprised of three coats. The 100 percent nitrocellulose lacquer sealer, color and topcoat form an extremely thin coat over the wood, allowing the wood to breathe and expand and contract more easily, resulting in an instrument that sings like no other. This process also imparts an authentic vintage look to your Fender AVS instrument, enhancing its classic aesthetics.

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Custom-voiced, custom-spec'd pickups

Whether your search includes year-specific tones from the '50s, '60s or '70s, or just great sound in general, what you'll hear and feel from Fender's AVS pickups is the pure warmth, bite and bell-like clarity that made the originals so incredibly famous. Fender R&D recreated the tones of these iconic years for everyone to have!

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Refined body/neck radii

Great necks come in all shapes, sizes and feels. If you like a soft V-back neck with some girth, check out the '56 Strat. If you like a slimmer, comfortable feel, check out the any of the '60s AVS reissues. What you'll find is the feel that created legends -- which one of them will fit perfectly in your hands?

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Vintage-accurate hardware

As Fender went back and researched the recipes for their AVS hardware, some very small but specific updates needed to be made to get it right. Bridges, tuning keys, string retainers, bridge blocks, base plates, nuts, saddles -- everything was scrutinized and updated where possible. In the AVS models, you'll find vintage-correct reproductions of hardware that add the final touches to these iconic instruments.

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Vintage Inspired cases, hang tags and manuals

To round out the American Vintage experience, Fender issues every American Vintage instrument with a vintage-inspired case, hang tags, and manual.

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